anthropoid

[an-thruh-poid]
adjective
1.
resembling humans.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the primate suborder Anthropoidea, characterized by a relatively flat face, dry nose, small immobile ears, and forward-facing eyes, comprising humans, apes, Old World monkeys, and New World monkeys. Compare prosimian.
noun

Origin:
1825–35; < Greek anthropoeidḗs in the shape of a man. See anthropo-, -oid

anthropoidal, adjective
pseudoanthropoid, adjective
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anthropoid (ˈænθrəˌpɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  resembling man
2.  resembling an ape; apelike
3.  of or relating to the suborder Anthropoidea
 
n
4.  Compare prosimian any primate of the suborder Anthropoidea, including monkeys, apes, and man
 
anthro'poidal
 
adj

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anthropoid
"manlike," c.1837, from anthropo- + '-iod. As a noun, attested from 1832 (the Gk. noun in this sense was anthropion).
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anthropoid an·thro·poid (ān'thrə-poid')
adj.

  1. Resembling human beings in structure and form.

  2. Of or belonging to the family of great apes including the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan.

  3. Resembling or characteristic of an ape; apelike.

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